I'm not stupid enough to try to break down Game 7 of the NBA Finals. The Pistons have done their thing...and so have the Spurs. It all comes down to one game. We've seen what they got and whomever wants it the most will take home the championship. So, instead of a full breakdown....here are just some tidbits to wrap your brain around:
*The last Game 7 was in 1994. Robert Horry played in that game as well. So did current Knicks head coach Herb Williams and current Celtics head coach Doc Rivers.
*The home team is 15-3 all time in Game 7s in NBA Finals history.
*The last time the road team won Game 7 was back in 1978 when the Washington Bullets beat the Seattle Supersonics in Seattle.
*The road team won Game 7 in 1978, 1974, 1969.
*The home team has won the last three Game 7s.
*The Spurs have never played a Game 7 in the Finals. The Pistons played a Game 7 in 1988, when they lost to the LA Lakers, and back in 1955 when they lost to the Syracuse Nationals.
*The 1962 Finals was the only Game 7 that went into overtime.
*The Pistons have won their last 10 games where someone could be eliminated. In fact, they have won 14 of their last 15 games where someone could be eliminated. The only time they lost an elimination game was to the Nets in the 2003 Eastern Conference Finals.
*The Pistons have won 7 of their last 8 games where they could have been eliminated.
*The last time the Pistons lost when they had a chance to eliminate their opponent, it was to the Toronto Raptors back in 2002. Detroit was up 2-0 in the best-of-five series...but lost the next two games in Toronto.
*Detroit has won their last 9 games in which they could eliminate their opponent.
*No team has won Game 6 and Game 7 on the road.
*The Spurs have won just 1 of their last 5 games in which they could be eliminated.
*The last two Finals to go to 7 games [1988, 1994], the winner of Game 6 also won Game 7.
*The NBA Finals have gone the full 7 games in 1951 [Rochester], 1952, 1954 [both Minneapolis], 1955 [Syracuse], 1957, 1960, 1962, 1966, 1969 [all Boston], 1970 [Knicks], 1974 [Boston], 1978 [Washington], 1984 [Boston], 1988 [Los Angeles] and 1994 [Houston].
1970 Game 7 when Willis Reed made his "comeback"